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Curtains Up, Light The Lights

As 2015 comes to a close I am so grateful for many things in my life: my family, my friends, and my good fortune in finding yet another fabulous Broadway show to produce. The Color Purple is both beautiful and meaningful with a powerful message that is really something to behold.

Opening night for the new Broadway hit The Color Purple was just as exciting as I had imagined, and not just because I’m a producer. I am thrilled to pieces that the reviews have been dazzling for this musical revival adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the brilliant Academy Award-nominated film by Steven Spielberg, the fifth B’way show I have produced (with no plans of stopping anytime soon): The New York Times raves that The Color Purple is “a glory to behold;” The LA Times declares “spiritually transcendent;” Huffington Post gushes that it’s a “stunning, exhilarating and altogether joyful theatrical experience.”

I’m overwhelmed with pride to be involved with this fine show and the most talented cast imaginable. It’s hard to believe that the fabulous Jennifer Hudson, sensational London-trained Cynthia Erivo and divine Danielle Brooks (from Orange is the New Black) are all making their Broadway debuts in this production….

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